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Aqua Metals commissioned its first AquaRefinery at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center in Nevada last year and is now in the process of scaling up the facility. It also signed a strategic partnership...
'The government will work with the European Commission to ensure payment when funds are awarded and HM Treasury will underwrite the payment of such awards, even when specific projects continue beyond...
According to SEDA Turkey’s managing director Ramiz Ilter, there is ‘huge demand for proper solutions and equipment’ in the Turkish end-of-life vehicle market. ‘We can now...
For the whole year 2016, some 25 000 units have been taken in. At the same time, in general, ELV generation in Japan is likely to decline in the mid-to-long-term due to sluggish new car sales and...
The value of the global e-scrap recycling market will climb to US$ 34.32 billion by 2022. On a side note, as much as 50 million tonnes of e-scrap is generated annually around the world. International...
The EU Commission will have until August 2017 to decide what it will do with the recommendations made by these studies and whether this advice will lead to changes in ELV legislation. In other news,...
Cars represent a fast-growing market for the chemicals industry, with global car production expected to rise in the coming years to more than 110 million units in 2025 – up from an estimated 88...
In the remanufacturing business, Andersson explains, no two days are the same. 'On average, we send out around 350 remanufactured units a week. But what we are working on differs greatly.' Megalans...
What I love about North America is the endless space. It is space we lack so much in Western Europe, especially in the Netherlands where I live. With 17 million people packed together on this tiny,...
Approximately 12-15 million vehicles are scrapped each year in the US, so SPI estimates. Meanwhile, the average lifespan of a vehicle is estimated to be about 11.5 years, and increasingly those...
This ‘first-of-its-kind facility’ for India is intended to bring together all aspects of car recycling, from collection, compaction, transportation, depollution, dismantling, shredding...
The number of cars sold in India is projected to grow from 2.2 million vehicles back in 2010 to 10.6 million units by 2020. Currently, some 28 million vehicles are said to be over 15 years old and...
In sub-Saharan countries in particular, ‘unsound’ recycling practices are said to cause severe and even fatal lead poisoning among people working in and living around small and industrial...
Police in Fife, Scotland, have reported that 63 batteries were stolen from recycling centres and construction sites in the first two weeks of April, while another investigation is under way to trace...
The automotive industry is also on board with the EU's new Circular Economy package - to the extent that it has already 'embedded' the circular concept in the majority of its activities across the...
The 2-year project will be conducted at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Laboratory studies so far have allowed the researchers to recycle up to 80% of the cathode materials from unsorted...
Scrap was selling for around Yen 25 000 per tonne (US$ 220) in January last year but had fallen to around Yen 14 000 (US$ 123) by November. Despite a rebound in some regions to Yen 16 000 per tonne (...
The company has doubled its recycling capacity over the past five years, thus ‘helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 13 percent from baseline’. ‘Novelis’ commitment to...
SNAM will be responsible for collecting and recycling high voltage industrial batteries (nickel-metal hydride and lithium-ion) from the Peugeot and Citroën networks of accredited auto repair shops...
Plastics constitute between 9% and 15% of a vehicle's total weight but this figure is expected to reach 18% as early as the year 2020, he told the recent BIR plastics committee meeting in Prague. The...
Ford researchers have been struggling to find a glue-free manufacturing method for the last couple of years. Taking out this ingredient would notably improve high quality disassembly and materials...
The global battery market was worth US$ 60 billion in 2014, Christophe Pillot declared at the recent International Congress for Battery Recycling. 'This represents no less than an average growth of 5...
Iwamoto took the first ride in his bio-car on the auspicious date of October 21 2015 - when Doc and Marty start their time travel adventure in the film series. He won't disclose the purchase price...
Official data show that new EV ownership in China surpassed 120 000 vehicles last year. The government acknowledges this 'rapid growth' and therefore the considerable market for engine battery...
Volkswagen says just one of these machines collected more than 8000 batteries during the first month after installation. Consumers received various incentives to use the vending machines, such as an...
The facility will adopt SRI's proprietary devulcanisation process and technology - claimed to be a ‘zero pollution’ approach that reuses 100% of the scrap tyre, with the material going...
Ford has been working with Unifi since 2012 to incorporate Repreve, which it describes as a 'truly global material', into its vehicles and now uses it in five car models. 'By substituting with this...
Welcoming the European ELV Directive's 2015 target to recycle or recover 95% of the weight of ELVs, Axion's director Keith Freegard suggests the legislation offers 'tremendous scope for supporting...
Toyota has extended until April 2018 the current battery recycling agreements with France-based Société Nouvelle d′Affinage des Métaux (SNAM) and Belgium-based Umicore, responsible for the...

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